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use case focus

From: Shelley Powers <shelleyp@burningbird.net>
Date: Tue, 12 May 2009 09:54:42 -0500
Message-ID: <4A098DB2.6080903@burningbird.net>
To: public-html@w3.org
I'm concerned that the focus on semantic markup in HTML5 has turned from 
a review of the many use cases that have been submitted (see 
http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/public-html/2009Apr/0208.html), to a 
focus on implementation details of Ian's Microdata proposal. This is the 
unfortunate consequence of the HTML WG's CRT process.

We may find that as Ian continues his review of the use cases, that the 
Microdata proposal will change, or issues related to the overall 
effectiveness of Microdata proposal will arise.

As it is, we've already discovered that Ian has made incorrect 
assumptions in at least one use case, but when I pointed out the 
incorrect assumption, Ian didn't respond with a correction to his use 
case review.

It doesn't help to have part of the discussion happening in the WhatWG 
email lists, and part here.

None of this, combined, will ensure that the document(s) produced out of 
this effort are the best that can be. All of this, combined, only serves 
to undermine the credibility of the effort, and hence, the effort's 
resulting deliverables.

Received on Tuesday, 12 May 2009 20:52:00 UTC

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